Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Catching Up a Bit

Back in September, we met again to do a skill-builder class at Patchwork Plus.  This time it was the Acrobats block with quarter-square triangle units and squares.  It's not easy to keep all those points sharp, but these gals did an excellent job!

Here's the official portrait.

Pat A, Gale, Sharon N

And the candid!  (Gale bet me I wouldn't put it on the blog.)

There was a bit of white rain this morning....

Sunday, October 29, 2017

It Pays to Look Down

And to pay attention!  Look what we found in my brother's driveway!

Pretty good job of blending in.

Look at those claws!

What a cute face--and check out that "turtleneck"!  

Happy start to the new week.  The end of October and the beginning of November, capped off with the end of Daylight Savings Time.  A trifecta of change!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Twenty Years Ago

I did all the prep for this quilt by Linda Brannock.  And I appliqued four centers.  And then it got put aside until today.  You can see that I am not taking my color cues from Linda.  I've got vibrant greens, yellows, oranges, and browns from light to very dark.  Hers is called Homespun Prairie.  Mine is Prairie Sunflowers.

A small sampling of the blocks; these are the eight I have the centers done.

Each time I start a new project, I start an index card, noting the name, design source (me or someone else), dates worked on, etc.  Here's the one for this quilt in progress.  (Bet you wondered how I knew this was 20 years old!)

I also noted the four centers I appliqued today on the back of the card.  When the quilt is finished (hopefully before another 20 years pass!), I will add the end date and the finished size.

It was quite a treat to see fabrics from 20 years ago; 25 greens, 25 oranges/yellows, and 25 browns.  75 different fabrics so far!  I now have this out where I can see it more frequently, so perhaps I will be more apt to work on it.  I also have the setting and backing fabrics in the bag with the book, pattern pieces, etc.  Luckily this is not one of the projects I started long ago and now no longer like!

Happy October, everyone!